Hurkos III was the non-aligned inhabited third planet in its star system. The system was located in the Cygnus Sector; this planet was home to the University of Hurkos.

In 2344, Devinoni Ral, having grown uncomfortable among Humans on Earth, relocated to Hurkos III. Information on this planet was in Ral's biographical data file. (TNG: "The Price" okudagram)

According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Plaents I"), in 2378, Hurkos III was a Federation member.